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BobbyDazzler 01-09-2011 07:58 PM

New Mac HD Native
 
I'm looking to upgrade to a HDNative + Omni + SyncHD running on a Mac Pro 2 x 2.4gig Westmere. Adding 2 extra drives (WD2TB black), and a Blackmagic HD Extreme for pictures.
Just a couple of questions

1. Should I expect any problems with this setup
2. Will the latest supplied Mac O.S. be the ideal one for the job
3. Does this come bundled with ProTools 9, or another version.
4. If I was spending 2k for plugins, and I was primarily doing radio and tv commercials, and some tv post, where would my money be best spent.

Cheers

nst7 01-09-2011 08:41 PM

Re: New Mac HD Native
 
I can answer no. 3:

HD Native comes with HD 8.5, but anyone who buys this system qualifies for a free upgrade to PT HD 9. So, for all practical purposes, it comes with PT9 HD.

PT9 HD gives you all the functionality of HD, minus the hardware specific things like TDM processing, etc. But you do have a couple of extra things like input monitoring. You can also use the software with a 3rd party interface, or with no interface, just like PT9 standard. You will have the equivalent of PT9 "standard" and Complete Production Toolkit 2 when using it that way (which is basically the same as HD 9).

As for number 4:

This will be a little over 2 grand, but I would recommend the Waves Diamond Bundle. Gives you a variety of the basics, plus sound design/manipulation/effect type stuff, and high quality noise reduction stuff. Waves recently reduced their prices, so now's a great time.

Then I would also add the Lexicon LXP Native Reverb, which is on sale at audiomidi.com for $399 right now. This is the traditional synthetic reverb.

You might alternately look at Altiverb, for convolution based reverb.

JFreak 01-10-2011 01:24 AM

Re: New Mac HD Native
 
#4:

www.sonnoxplugins.com: Sonnox Elite Collection -- totally no-nonsense plugin pack that costs less than a grand. Very useful and transparent tools. If you have nothing else, grab these!

K Roche 01-10-2011 07:16 AM

Re: New Mac HD Native
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BobbyDazzler (Post 1733498)
I'm looking to upgrade to a HDNative + Omni + SyncHD running on a Mac Pro 2 x 2.4gig Westmere. Adding 2 extra drives (WD2TB black), and a Blackmagic HD Extreme for pictures.
Just a couple of questions

1. Should I expect any problems with this setup
2. Will the latest supplied Mac O.S. be the ideal one for the job
3. Does this come bundled with ProTools 9, or another version.
4. If I was spending 2k for plugins, and I was primarily doing radio and tv commercials, and some tv post, where would my money be best spent.

Cheers

2. PTHD 9 is qualified to run with up to OS 10.6.5

Just to add to to what nst7 said another feature is the ability to plug your Ilok into a compatible laptop, transfer your session files and you have all the mix, edit and plugin functions for a session.


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